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Oridek Ap and family, image courtesy Joe Wally, 2021.

My Home Land Papua, stories and songs

Thursday 11 November, 6pm
We warmly invite you to the digital launch of the new exhibition of historic photography and poetry, 'Pacific Views'.

Pacific Views celebrates Pacific peoples' recognition of song and spoken word as one of the most powerful tools humans have to keep communities strong and carry ideas forward through adversity and the good times. 

Join us for an evening of performances and discussions with Benny Bettay, Oridek Ap, Black Sistaz and the Black Orchid Stringband, Australian-based artists carrying forward the work of activist Arnold Ap who used song to sustain West Papuan communities and bring to international audiences the work of the West Papua freedom movement. 

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With thanks to the West Papua Project (University of Wollongong) and the ARC Linkage project Music, Mobile Phones and Community Justice in Melanesia (LP150100973).

Feature image: Oridek Ap and family, courtesy Joe Wally, 2021.